First Time As A Commuter

First Time As A Commuter

Commuting Tips for a First Timer

After my first successful semester as a commuter, I have some advice for others who might consider being a commuter. Here are some tips on being a commuter at Stevenson.

1. Get involved with clubs

This has helped me get involved in college a lot. Joining clubs or organizations is a great way to meet people, make friends, and enjoy college to its fullest. Even if you don`t live on campus, you can still join things!

2. Get involved with the Commuter Student Association (CSA)

As an e-board member, I can tell you it is great because we try to help commuters as much as possible get acclimated to the school. Whether it`s their first semester or last, CSA is here to help! We do many activities, and are always around to ask questions. Look out for CSA in the future! "No matter how you get here we are here for you!" (Slogan)

3. Take time to enjoy college, even if you do not live on campus

There are many resources around for all students. Many of the events at Stevenson are for all students, even if you are a commuter. Stay in the know about these events on social media, and flyers around campus. If you are not sure, just ask!

4. Commuter Card

Many students don`t know even about their commuter card. It can get your discounts at the dining places, and other stuff too. The card also has information about Gas, and local repair shops around the school if needed!

Good Luck if you are thinking about commuting in the future, I honestly can say it is a good thing if you get involved. Many times people don`t get involved and feel alone but no need to worry, we are here for you!




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Starting A New College Semester As Told By Gossip Girl

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So its the start of ANOTHER semester. WOOHOO... ya OK, break is over and unfortunately it is time to buckle down and get your s*** together. If you are either 1. excited, 2. dreading, or 3. currently giving zero f**** about this semester, you may be feeling a combo of these scenarios according to Gossip Girl...

1. "What a beautiful day to be so prepared for class, look at me go!"

Ya boy get all those Psych notes down, phew you're on fire!


2. "AHHHHH!! #backwiththeroomie"

Snapchat, Insta, and 10,000 selfies are needed, am I right? Say cheese!

...this is what happens when you separate two bffs for a whole entire month @SuitemateJamie...


3. "FML...and 8 AMs"

Hopefully, you have a roomie that encourages you to get off your ass and go to class, however, if you don't, setting all alarms possible on your phone, Fitbit, laptop, tablet, or any other electronic device that you may possess is def an alternative.


4. When the first weekend approaches but ya still have a 5-page paper due Monday...

I mean you have all day Sunday so no need to stress babes, get your party persona on and have a fun night with your close friend, first name "Titos" last name "Vodka".


5. Come Sunday...."Time to procrastinate to the max."

Which is greater: Mani / Pedi or Bio??


6. *Face made when your crush is in all of your classes

OH. FREAKIN. YAS.


7. When the professor goes over the syllabus and emphasizes "NO FOOD IN CLASS"...

Oh ya...OK (as we all eat our Einstein Bagels).




Be safe. Party hard and kill it my loves.

Much love.

~ xoxo

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5 Thoughts Freshman Have After Winter Break

You're reminded of all the things you forgot about in the month you were gone.

Coming back to college for the first time after a long break is definitely a weird sensation. In high school we were all used to having 1-2 weeks off and then falling back into the exact same daily routine. In college, we have to get used to a completely different lifestyle after a full month away. Here are 5 thoughts every freshman has when coming back from Christmas break:

1. Wow, I actually have to do this again!

Register for classes, pack and head back to your dorm, pull all nighters--it's easy to forget that you actually have to go back and resume responsibilities after winter break.

2. Why don't I recognize half of these people...

Whether they're transfer students, studying abroad first semester, or just never crossed paths with you first semester, you're bound to run into a ton of unfamiliar faces.

3. Huh, the dining hall is still a thing too.

Having home cooked food for a month? A blessing.

4. I'm gonna put off going back into the library for as long as possible.

That way it'll even out the four days I lived there during finals.

5. It's good to be home.

Your dorm bed, your friends, the overall experience--it feels good to finally be back at home.

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